All in the Timing Fourteen Plays

ISBN-10: 067975928X

ISBN-13: 9780679759287

Edition: N/A

Authors: David Ives

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The world according to David Ives is a very add place, and his plays constitute a virtual stress test of the English language -- and of the audience's capacity for disorientation and delight. Ives's characters plunge into black holes called "Philadelphias," where the simplest desires are hilariously thwarted. Chimps named Milton, Swift, and Kafka are locked in a room and made to re-create Hamlet. And a con man peddles courses in a dubious language in which "hello" translates as "velcro" and "fraud" comes out as "freud." At once enchanting and perplexing, incisively intelligent and side-splittingly funny, this original paperback edition of Ives's plays includes "Sure Thing," "Words, Words, Words," "The Universal Language," "Variations on the Death of Trotsky," "The Philadelphia," "Long Ago and Far Away," "Foreplay, or The Art of the Fugue," "Seven Menus," "Mere Mortals," "English Made Simple," "A Singular Kinda Guy," "Speed-the-Play," "Ancient History," and "Philip Glass Buys a Loaf of Bread."
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Book details

List price: $16.95
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/8/1994
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.770
Language: English

Preface
Sure Thing
Words, Words, Words
The Universal Language
Variations on the Death of Trotsky
The Philadelphia
Long Ago and Far Away
Foreplay, or The Art of the Fugue
Seven Menus
Mere Mortals
English Made Simple
A Singular Kinda Guy
Speed-the-Play
Ancient History
Philip Glass Buys a Loaf of Bread
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